Many have wondered whether Sony would respond again since Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard in a massive deal last week. The Japanese electronics behemoth has now done so, as it has just announced the acquisition of Destiny developer Bungie for $ 3.6 billion.
Of course, there is no definitive “response,” as trades of this magnitude rarely come together with only a few weeks’ notice. However, it must be stated that it is a significant addition to Sony’s existing portfolio of studios.
“Bungie creates games with cutting-edge technology that are a lot of fun to play”. They also have an unrivalled commitment to the communities that play their games, and everyone at PlayStation and PlayStation Studios is excited to share and learn from them “Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, discusses the big news.
When Microsoft purchased Bethesda in 2020, it was finally revealed that the prestigious developer would no longer create games for platforms other than PC and Xbox. Many Activision Blizzard titles are expected to follow suit, but PlayStation appears to be taking a different approach.
“I want to make it very clear to the community that Bungie will continue to be an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Bungie previously collaborated closely with Microsoft when developing Halo: Combat Evolved, the original Xbox’s killer app.
What are your thoughts on the big trade?